Abolishing prostitution and associated violence against women is the goal of a law passed December 4 by the French Parliament. Attacking the system of prostitution as a violation of human rights, the new legislation supports prostituted persons and criminalizes procurement and trafficking of humans for prostitution. As the European Women’s Lobby reports, France now joins Sweden, Norway and Iceland with progressive policies to end male domination and violence against women.
As noted by the Coop Media de Montreal, in the wake of the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision decriminalizing prostitution, Indigenous Women Against the Sex Industry continue to fight for freedom as part of the global feminist abolitionist movement.
Our colleagues at Prostitution Research and Education have more.
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